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Sarah Palin’s Missing Skin

I’m looking forward to reading Sarah Palin’s book. Like Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father, Palin’s Going Rogue will likely give insights into how she thinks, and who she is at a much deeper level than hyper-partisan electoral politics could ever give. I expect to come away from reading it with an even stronger liking [...]

Obama and the Children

The hoopla around President Obama’s speech to students tomorrow has been pretty danged astonishing.  Since I’ve already blogged about it elsewhere, I thought I’d just drop a link to the text as it will be delivered tomorrow, and then maybe add some witty commentary. I strongly encourage you to read it.   It’s jam-packed with scary [...]

Earth calling Sarah. Come in, Sarah…?

This would be funny, if the subject had not been presented already to voters as a credible candidate for one of the highest offices in the country.  (Alaska Daily News) Gov. Sarah Palin’s personal attorney issued a statement Saturday denouncing rumors that Palin resigned because she is under criminal investigation and threatening legal action for [...]

Sarah Palin: The Political Lesson Learned

This, I’m sad to say, is absolutely right: The lesson that the ruthless corners of the political world will take from the rise, fall, and departure of Sarah Palin that if you attack a politician’s children nastily enough and relentlessly enough, you can get anybody to quit. A hideous, but logical, outcome. My chron post [...]

Addlepated

You know people have gone all addlepated when they latch onto a story about Obama having a food taster in France: When the World’s Biggest Celebrity and his wife had their glam-date in Paris, part of their Family Dream Weekend in Paris, their food taster was on hand, ready to die for his president. Yadda-yadda.  [...]